Boyd 32, Henrietta 22 (December 5, 2004)

Henrietta 6 16 0
Boyd 7 7
3 15
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B -- Garrett Tidwell 21 run (Pete Lugo kick)
H -- Derik Bussey 9 pass from Brady Jackson (kick blocked)
H -- Matt Key 10 run (pass failed)
H -- Key 8 run (Tyler Wolf kick)
B -- Tidwell 1 run (Lugo kick)
H -- Wolf 38 FG
B -- Lugo 22 FG
B -- Tidwell 7 run (Tidwell run)
B -- Tidwell 7 run (Lugo kick)


Rushing -- Henrietta: Heath Moore, 9-49; Matt Key, 21-181; Brady Jackson 6-(-)24. Boyd: Garrett Tidwell, 32-182; Mike O'Neill, 2-5; Chase Allen, 1-2.

Passing -- Henrietta:Jackson, 12-19-1-168. Boyd:Tidwell, 13-21-1-189.

Receiving -- Henrietta: Cody Bates, 7-117; Derik Bussey, 2-27; Key, 2-17; Travis Salsman, 1-8. Boyd: Pete Lugo, 1-14; Tanner Christianson, 2-23; Brandon Clement, 3-56; Taylor Ponder, 5-40; Adam Guevara, 1-33.


It was becoming tougher and tougher to pass against Henrietta. So Garrett Tidwell turned to the running game.

The senior quarterback rushed for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally Boyd to a 32-22 victory Saturday night in a Class 2A Division I semifinal at Pennington Field. Tidwell rushed for 100 yards after halftime, and the Yellowjackets (14-0) outscored Henrietta 18-0 after the break.

Tidwell finished with 182 yards on 32 carries and scored four touchdowns to send Boyd to the state championship game. The Yellowjackets will meet Newton for the title at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waco ISD Stadium.

Henrietta finished the season 12-2 with both losses coming to Boyd.

Leading 22-14 at halftime, Henrietta appeared poised to avenge its 48-7 September loss to Boyd. But the Bearcats committed three turnovers in the fourth quarter and were held to 91 yards in the second half after gaining 283 in the first half.

Trailing 22-17 entering the fourth quarter, senior cornerback Adam Guevara began Boyd's comeback with an interception and return to the Boyd 49 with 6:27 left. It came six plays after Tidwell had thrown incomplete passes twice and been sacked on fourth down at the Henrietta 21.

Tidwell ran three times for 38 yards on the ensuing drive, including a 7-yard TD run (followed by his conversion run) to give Boyd a 25-22 lead with 4:37 left.

On the first play of the next drive for Henrietta, running back Matt Key (181 yards, two touchdowns) lost control of the ball at the end of a 13-yard run, and Clay Herriage recovered for Boyd at the Henrietta 31.

Tidwell carried three consecutive times, including a 7-yard TD score for a 32-22 lead with 2:34 left to seal the victory.

In the first half, Henrietta scored on all but one possession, a missed field goal from 29 yards on the game's opening drive. After that, the Bearcats scored three touchdowns and a field goal to lead 22-14 at halftime.

Tyler Wolf's 38-yard field goal came as time expired, after a 1-yard run by Tidwell had cut the lead to 19-14 with 1:07 left.

Key had 132 yards and two touchdowns at halftime.

Boyd opened the scoring on a drive sparked by Tidwell's 34-yard scramble on third-and-15 from the Boyd 15. He ended it with a 21-yard scoring run.



Why Boyd won: Garrett Tidwell. Boyd (14-0) was able to come back from a 22-14 halftime deficit riding the coattails of Tidwell, who accounted for all but seven of Boyd's 376 total yards. He rushed for 182 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries. He scored twice from 7 yards out in the final 4:37 on scores set up by Adam Guevara's interception and Clay Herriage's fumble recovery. Tidwell also threw for 187 yards.

Why Henrietta lost: Three fourth-quarter turnovers doomed the Bearcats (12-2), who had 283 yards at halftime but were held to 91 after the break. The Bearcats led 22-17 with 10:05 left and appeared in control. But an interception led to a Boyd touchdown, and on the first play of the next drive, the Bearcats gave the ball away on a fumble that led to another Boyd touchdown.

Notable: Henrietta sophomore Matt Key rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns. ... Tidwell ran for 100 yards in the second half. ... Henrietta's only two losses came to Boyd. ... Boyd trailed for the first time all season.

Up next: Boyd will meet Newton for the 2A Division I title at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waco ISD Stadium.

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